…and bordersPrezzie took the opportunity to bring before the UN General Assembly, the intransigence of Venezuela on the border controversy they’d raised back in 1962. Imagine questioning the “full, perfect and final settlement” of our borders that was demarcated by an international Arbitrational Tribunal back in 1899!! How in the world did they get so much spunk? Like everything in life, the timing holds the answer!At that time, the US, of course, was trying everything – including CIA-sponsored riots – to prevent the PPP and Cheddi Jagan from forming “another Cuba in the hemisphere”. It was no coincidence Venezuela lodged its protest to the UN Committee in February 1962, the week after the Indian business district in Georgetown (presumably supporters of Jagan) was burnt to the ground. It was part of a one-two combination to bring down the PPP.The irony, of course, was that back in 1899, it was an American-sponsored initiative that put the Arbitral Commission in place. America was feeling its oats as a rising power and was ready to challenge Britain via its Monroe Doctrine and all that! So, if the Award were to be overturned in 1962, it would’ve been a slap in the (historical) face of the US. But who said there was any consistency in the affairs of nations?As the US boasts, they have no permanent friends or permanent enemies – just permanent interests. Back in 1899, American interests were furthered when Britain agreed to the arbitration and the US was seen as “protecting” Latin America. In 1962, it was OK for Venezuela to create a controversy because this served America’s interests then.After Jagan was thrown out in 1964, the US, of course, lost interest in the border controversy. The British arranged for the Geneva Agreement in 1965 – which NEVER made any mention of any adjustment of borders in a substantive manner. Venezuela agreed then in a two-pronged procedural process to simply pronounce on whether as alleged the 1899 award was “null and void” as they claimed. The first part involved direct negotiations – which fell apart.The second prong placed the controversy in the lap of the UN Secretary General – who would suggest measures from the UN’s menu of measures on “the peaceful resolution of disputes”. This gentleman has agreed with Guyana that if his “good office” – in play since 1989 – doesn’t produce a settlement by this year end, then the controversy goes to the World Court.And this is what Guyana also wants. The Venezuelans, unfortunately, want to keep the controversy hanging like the sword of Damocles over our heads!Enough is enough!! Fortunately, this also suits America’s interests right now!! Oil, baby! Oil!!…and raceWell, we all know Prezzie took up his “cuss-bird” PR person, Nicholas-Garrett, up to the Big Apple. The big question, of course, is “Why?” Can’t be because he had to fend off unwelcome elements around the UN building. Even though it’s 42nd St, it’s not by the garish and sleazy section filled with other cuss-birds near Broadway, but on the East Side of Manhattan which is pretty ritzy, if the truth be told. They hold their pinkie up when sipping tea over there!But new info has surfaced suggesting Ms Nicholas-Garrett was trained by no other institution than the ERC in proper race relations etiquette right here in Guyana. So it’s clear that the PR flak “knew better” – she just didn’t put that knowledge into action when she was with her friends. And this explains why she’s up among the diplomats in NY – she knows how to play the game in public.It’s like how those in Hollywood know how to “air kiss” without even touching!! Go girl!!…and geographyThe Chronic headlined, “Rice shipment to India being finalised”. Your Eyewitness was startled, to say the least. A local version of “sending coals to Newcastle”??Or they have India on their mind, with Nagamootoo in charge??
1 Diafra Sakho West Ham star Diafra Sakho has been passed fit for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa.The in-form Senegal striker suffered a shoulder injury during the victory over champions Manchester City last month and missed the 2-2 draw at Stoke over the weekend.But he has now returned to training and is line to make his comeback against out-of-form Villa at Upton Park.It will come as a huge boost to Hammers boss Sam Allardyce, who has seen the summer signing from Metz take the Premier League by storm, scoring six goals in his first six Premier League starts – and seven in seven in all competitions.Club-record signing Andy Carroll is also closing in on a first-team return having been ruled out since a pre-season ankle operation.“Diafra ran individually on Monday at Chadwell Heath and will be available for the game,” Stijn Vandenbrouke, West Ham’s head of medical and sports science, told the club’s official website.“Andy Carroll trained and played in a behind-closed-doors match last week, which he came though, and will continue to train this week.”Allardyce will be further boosted by the news Winston Reid will also be available to take on out-of-form Villa after the New Zealand international suffered a dead leg at Stoke.West Ham head into the clash with the Midlands sitting fifth in the table, level with Arsenal having won half of their opening 10 fixtures.
Job Vacancy: Teach Mhicí Gweedore Pizzeria and Beer Garden are looking for a chef/cook to spearhead their New Stone Oven pizzeria. The chosen chef will have the freedom to developed his/her own menu and ideas.Applicants must be innovative and hard working with a solid knowledge of foods. They are hiring immediately so contact them if you have an interest.Contact Kevin on 0877431398 or email email@example.com or DM us on our Twitter or Facebook page @TeachMhiciJob Vacancy: Teach Mhicí seek innovative chef was last modified: May 6th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:chefJob Vacancyteach mhici gweedore
BY PAUL McLAUGHLIN, BALLAGHDEARG GARDEN CENTRE, LETTERKENNYDelightful DahliasIf you think that your garden lacks colour at this time of year it might be worth thinking about planting some Dahlias. These half hardy perennials are great for filling gaps in borders or for growing in containers and will provide you with a bright long lasting display of flowers well into the autumn. Dahlias are available in almost every colour with a wide variety of shapes and sizes of plants available.While Dahlias have suffered from being out of fashion for the last number of years, the good news is that with a number of new varieties coming on the market the Dahlia is back with a bang.Dahlias are what’s known as half hardy annuals, which means that they are usually too tender to survive outdoors all year round but if the tubers are lifted and dried just after the first frost they can be replanted in the spring.Dahlias are very easy to grow from seed and it is usually less trouble to grow new plants each year and to treat them as annuals. Dahlias require very little attention after planting out and will grow in almost any soil but they will really thrive in a sunny position in well drained fertile soil. They really benefit from organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure being dug into the soil and once planted should be watered and fed with a liquid fertilizer in the same way as other bedding plants. It is also important that you dead head regularly to extend the flowering season and to treat the surrounding area for slugs and snails.While Dahlias will provide you with months of enjoyment in the garden, their beauty is not restricted to the outdoors. All types of Dahlias make excellent cut flowers for indoor decoration. Dahlia flowers cut for indoor display will normally last more than a week if the water is changed daily. Dahlias grow quickly and flowers removed for display will soon be replaced.Flower buds on these plants usually grow in threes and if you are growing them for cut flowers you should remove the two side buds as this will devote the plants energy into making the remaining flower.* Want more information? Call in and see me at our garden centre today.Any questions: email me on firstname.lastname@example.org PAUL McLAUGHLIN’S GARDENING COLUMN: DELIGHTFUL DONEGAL DAHLIAS was last modified: July 30th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:PAUL McLAUGHLIN’S GARDENING COLUMN: DELIGHTFUL DONEGAL DAHLIAS
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventFarfsing said he considered a January appellate court decision – that an environmental impact report must be done before cities must comply with the program – more significant. The trash reduction program is “invalidated” until a report is approved, he said. The cities and the water board have been battling since 2001, when the board adopted a program to eliminate trash flowing into the Los Angeles River. The board required cities to reduce trash by 10 percent a year for 10 years. City officials argued the cleanup would be too costly, that a zero-trash requirement was impossible and there was no telling if the measures would work. “We all want to protect our environment,” said Jeff Hobbs, who also represents the coalition of cities. “The problem is the water boards cannot tell us how much it is going to cost the cities.” Hobbs said he did not want to see cities cutting senior services, public recreation and other programs in order to pay for an “unfunded mandate.” In what state and regional water boards called a major victory for water quality, the state Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by 22 cities – 15 in the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier areas – challenging a program that made them responsible for reducing trash flows into storm drains that flow to the ocean. “This is a huge victory for water quality,” David Nahai, chairman of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, said Thursday. He said he hoped cities would use their resources to improve water quality rather than litigate. But representatives of the cities that sued the water boards had a different interpretation of Wednesday’s decision by the court to not hear the appeal. “It’s not the end of the battle,” said Ken Farfsing, city manager for Signal Hill and spokesman for the Coalition for Practical Regulation, a group of cities that includes Arcadia, Baldwin Park, Diamond Bar, Irwindale, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pico Rivera, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Santa Fe Springs, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, West Covina and Whittier. Nahai said most of the steps cities can take to improve water runoff quality are simple, low-tech solutions such as increasing street sweeping, educating the public not to litter, installing catch devices, adding more trash cans, emptying catch basins, and educating local businesses about proper trash disposal. Earlier, the court also threw out arguments that a more detailed cost-benefit analysis was required and that a study was needed to determine the harmful effects of garbage in the water, Nahai said. Farfsing said the environmental impact report gives the water board a chance to rethink its requirements and come up with less costly ways for cities to comply with the program. “The regional board has a chance now to make sense of their \. And maybe we won’t challenge it,” he said. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SUN VALLEY – A woman was killed this morning on the Golden State (5) Freeway when her sport utility vehicle rear-ended a flatbed truck loaded with steel, officials said. The unidentified woman, believed to be in her mid-20s, was northbound on the freeway near Lankershim Boulevard when the collision occurred about 8:20 a.m., said Los Angeles Fire spokeswoman Melissa Kelley. The California Highway Patrol has shut down the two right lanes of the freeway, as well as the Tuxford Street onramp, until the investigation is completed, officials said. No one else was hurt in the collision, officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2
HOPES ARE growing that Taoiseach Enda Kenny will implement the Ombudsman’s report into the Byrne family and the Lost At Sea scheme.The Byrne family spokesperson on the Lost at Sea scheme Danny Byrne has revealed that both Mr Kenny and the Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore had contacted the Ombudsman in relation to her report.Mr Byrne, who lost his father and brother, along with three crew members when their boat sank in 1981, made the comments following his decision to contest the Seanad election. He says he hopes he will have the support of the Fine Gael party.Sixteen months ago the Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, launched a scathing attack on the then Government’s refusal to fully debate her report on the Lost at Sea Scheme.Her report recommended payment of €250,000 to the Byrne family who she said were wrongly excluded from the Lost at Sea Scheme.Skipper Francis Byrne and his 16-year-old son James died, along with three others, when their boat the Skifjord sank off Burtonport on October 31, 1981. The family applied to the Scheme, but the deadline had passed and their application was rejected as ineligible.The Ombudsman’s investigation found that the scheme should have been more widely advertised. She said that, although the Scheme itself had not paid out compensation as such, the family should receive a payment of €250,000 as redress for having been wrongly excluded.In December 2009, after her recommendations were rejected by the Minister for State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Ms O’Reilly sent her report to the Dail and Seanad for consideration, asking them to “take whatever action they deemed appropriate”.The issue was discussed in the Dail and Seanad last February but Ms O’Reilly says that on both occasions the discussions consisted of “a series of statements rather than any detailed engagement with the substance of the investigation” and no further action was recommended.A month later members of Fine Gael and Labour – then in opposition – tried to have the report referred to Oireachtas committees, but this was again rejected. On all occasions, members voted along party lines. Ms O’Reilly said at the time that using the party whip to prevent discussion of her recommendations is a symptom of the “poor governance in a number of our key private and public institutions [that] lies at the heart of the downturn”.The Lost at Sea case, she argued tracks “a line that runs from maladministration in a Government Department right through to poor Governance at the very highest level of this State.“The economic and political crises that face this country will never be dealt with unless the culture and values of the political and administrative classes undergo profound change. An investigation by an Ombudsman may seem small scale in comparison to the huge financial challenges around us, yet it is a microcosm nonetheless of the faultlines within our system.”She also said she hoped the “the Oireachtas will find a mechanism to allow the matter [the Lost at Sea Report] be dealt with in a calm and reasonable fashion.” FINE GAEL/LABOUR COULD DELIVER JUSTICE AT LAST TO BRUCKLESS FAMILY was last modified: March 21st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Stoke have reportedly told Saido Berahino they will be terminating his contract following his drink driving conviction.Berahino, 25, was banned from driving for 30 months and fined £75,000 for being three times over the legal alcohol limit when he was stopped by police in London in February. Getty Images – Getty REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 shining Getty Images – Getty Berahino has been involved in a number of controversies off the pitch Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars ADVICE The striker was convicted earlier this month despite claiming to have driven in order to escape a gang of armed robbers.But according to the Daily Mail, Stoke have taken action by cancelling Berahino’s contract, which is due to run until the summer of 2022.The report claims the Burundi international is challenging the Championship club’s decision. Stoke have not commented on the matter so far.Bernahino signed for the Potters from West Brom in January 2017 but has struggled to make an impact for his club. It took him a year to score his first goal and he had already been disciplined for poor time-keeping by manager at the time Paul Lambert.However, Berahino improved under Gary Rowett but it emerged that his old issues with discipline and time-keeping had been merely tolerated by the new regime.He has previous convictions for drink-driving in 2015 and being drunk in charge of a vehicle in 2012. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS tense It’s not clear what’s next for Saido Berahino Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Berahino received an eight-week ban in February 2017 after testing positive for a Class A drug, believed to be MDMA.The player claims a spiked drink was the reason he failed the drug test. gameday cracker Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY